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I can't tell you if I lost FPS because basically, I saw only XP running on a 7200RPM, Pentium 4HT, and I only saw Vista running on a Raptor and e6600. But, my games run great, except for Battlefield 2142 which will crash after an undetermined period of time, it can range from 15 minutes to 2 hours, it gave me once a graphical hardware error, which is related to driver bugs and not actually my video card. Also, for some reason, when I bring back my PC from sleep, my background is all black and flashes in black and white squares, until it says that the driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered... But outside of that, it's great, looks and feel better than XP, it takes a little tweaking but then you are all set. Most XP x86 applications are compatible on Vista x86 aswell, so that's another good thing. By the way I would like to know, anyone has those issues?
    
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Well, I have Vista 64bit and XP both installed (dual boot) and I'd have to say that Vista is slower than XP in games and its slower overall cause its a resource hog.
I'm guessing your running your system with your sig rig. Only reason I can explain the fact you say its slower. I also dualboot and Vista is click and your there so much so I almost hate booting up XP at all and hardly do anymore. I only do when using paintshoppro as I didn't feel like installing everything under Vista again.
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I too am getting Vista sometime soon. I hear that the 64 bit drivers are immature (at best), but are any of you guy running an x64 version?
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I too am getting Vista sometime soon. I hear that the 64 bit drivers are immature (at best), but are any of you guy running an x64 version?
I heard the same thing a few months ago, but since then I've been told that that problem has been taken care of and most drivers are on par now. But again, that's what I've read from other users, so that isn't my personal experience. I am however going to be picking up Ultimate 64bit pretty soon here.
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Do you have to get Ultimate for 64 bit environment, or does any cheaper ones have it.......$400 is pretty steep.....
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Do you have to get Ultimate for 64 bit environment, or does any cheaper ones have it.......$400 is pretty steep.....
You can get Home Premium in 64 bit as well, and btw it's MUCH cheaper to buy it OEM from newegg. Ultimate is like $200.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215
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have you tried running fraps in both oses if so post results
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have you tried running fraps in both oses if so post results
Someone already posted, in this very thread, results of having basically exact same FPS in both OS's. Quit being a hater. And I run RivaTuner's OSD, so I know my FPS are virtually identical, and no I can't get you proof because I can't install XP on my machine anymore. Don't have it anymore.
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ill send xp to you for free
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ill send xp to you for free
No, I'm not big on illegal activities.

Also, please refer to post 5, where grunion clearly proves he gets ever so slightly better frame rates in Vista.
http://www.overclock.net/2372374-post5.html
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